We love Portugal, it’s one of the best countries in Europe and a favorite of ours. We traveled to Lisbon for Mike’s birthday the first year we moved to Europe and it didn’t disappoint.
Planning a trip to Portugal is something everyone should have on their bucket lists. Portugal has incredible culture, history and the food is AMAZING. The architecture, tiled buildings and friendliness of the locals will captivate you. From beaches to mountains, seafood to wine – you can plan an incredible Portugal itinerary.
Good to Know Before Visiting Portugal
The Euro €
Power Voltage and Socket
230 Volt, C and F Sockets
Knowledge of English
You can get by using just English in Portugal, especially in bigger cities and tourist destinations. About 1/3 of citizens speak and understand English and that rate is higher in the tourism sector.
Portugal is one of the safest countries in Europe and the world, ranked number 3 globally. There is always petty crime like pickpocketing in any tourist area, but Portugal is very safe for travelers.
LGBT Safety and Precautions
Portugal is also one of the safest countries in the world for LGBT travelers and ranked number 4 globally with an A rating. Despite being a Roman Catholic country, Portugal is extremely tolerant and progressive when it comes to social policy and protecting the rights of all of its citizens.
Portugal’s largest LGBT scene is in gay Lisbon. There is a smaller gay scene in Porto and more discrete scene in the smaller cities and regions of the country.
Main Tourist Attractions
Plan the best weekend in Lisbon with this perfect city guide from @RobeTrotting
If you’re planning a Porto city break, here is your ultimate guide for planning the perfect getaway to Porto, Portugal and all the things to do in Porto!
If you’re in Lisbon there’s no excuse for not booking a day trip to Sintra. It’s full of history, amazing monuments a Moorish castle and palaces to keep you enthralled.